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3 displaced after microwave causes Va. house fire


CENTERVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A microwave caused a Centerville townhouse fire Saturday night, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

The house fire happened at 14204 Royal Oak Lane around 10 p.m., officials said. There was heavy smoke coming from the three-story townhouse when firefighters got to the scene. Crews were able put out the fire in less than 30 minutes.

Nobody was home when the fire started. The residents of home found out about the fire when they got back home and heard the smoke alarms ringing.Three people have been displaced. They declined help from the Red Cross. The home was a total loss, officials said.

The fire was accidental and an event within the microwave may have caused the fire.

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